Strawberry Ice Cream

June 30, 2024

Strawberry Ice Cream

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  • 600 g strawberries , plus extra for serving 
  • 100 g caster sugar 
  • 600 ml double cream 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 1 vanilla pod 
  • 1 x 397g tin of condensed milk 
  • 50 g meringue nests




  1. Hull the strawberries, then halve and place in a saucepan on a medium-low heat with the caster sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the strawberries have reduced to a syrup. Strain and mush through a sieve, then leave to cool completely (don’t throw away the strawberry pulp – it’s delicious spooned over porridge or yoghurt). 
  2. Place the cream in a large bowl with the vanilla extract (if using a vanilla pod, scrape out the seeds) and whisk until soft peaks form, then stir in the condensed milk. Crush over most of the meringue and fold through. 
  3. Pour the cream mixture into a freezer-proof container, making sure it goes into the corners. Drizzle over most of the strawberry syrup and gently ripple through, leaving pools of strawberry syrup. Freeze for at least 4 hours, or until set (it’ll keep in the freezer for up to 3 months). 
  4. Move the ice cream from freezer to fridge 30 minutes before you want to eat so you have a semi-frozen, scoopable dessert. 
  5. Scoop into bowls or onto cones and top with the remaining strawberries, crushed meringue and a drizzle of strawberry syrup, to serve.

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